Bolitoglossa cuchumatana (Stuart, 1943)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Plethodontidae > Subfamily: Hemidactyliinae > Genus: Bolitoglossa > Species: Bolitoglossa cuchumatana

Oedipus cuchumatanus Stuart, 1943, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 56: 14. Holotype: UMMZ 89110, by original designation. Type locality: "Oak forest about 2 kilometers north of Nebaj, El Quiché [Department], Guatemala".

Magnadigita cuchumatanaTaylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 218.

Bolitoglossa cuchumatanaWake and Brame, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 386.

Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) cuchumatanaParra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336.

English Names

Oak Forest Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 29).


Departments of El Quiché and Huehuetenango in the Sierra de Cuchumatanas, Guatemala, 1200 to 2500 m elevation in cloud forest. 


In the Bolitoglossa rostrata group of Parra-Olea, García-París, and Wake, 2004, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 81: 336; formerly in the Bolitoglossa helmrichi group of Wake and Lynch, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 25: 1-65. See Elias, 1984, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 348: 1-20, for discussion. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 638. Campbell, Smith, Streicher, Acevedo, and Brodie, 2010, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 200: 19, commented on the identity of Bolitoglossa cuchumatana among a group of closely-related species, redelimited the species, and commented on previous work on the species and its relatives. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 40–69, compared this species with others from Central America and provided a map and photograph. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 346, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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